JohnNord Posted October 12, 2021 Share Posted October 12, 2021 If you are into the Bills or any sports team you’ve probably encountered the occasional clickbait article. Recently, my browser landing page has pointed me to several of these from Heavy.com. It’s a blogging site who covers the Bills beat on a subpage called Heavy on Bills. https://heavy.com/sports/buffalo-bills/ While many of the articles simply regurgitate what already being reported, this site will frequently produce a comedically bad clickbait article about the team. I’m finding 1 or 2 each week. Case and point - there is an article titled: “Bills Head Coach Throws Subtle Shade at Jaguars’ Urban Meyer” What did McDermott say? Simply that we went back to the office after his flight from KC. The author claims that some online speculated it was a shot at Meyer. I don’t think it was and even if people did speculate that why report it? This reeks of desperation. https://heavy.com/sports/buffalo-bills/sean-mcdermott-urban-meyer-twitter/amp/ How about this one from last month: Bills QB lgnored Coach to Throw ‘Unbelievable’ TD to Stefon Diggs The article says nothing about Allen ignoring McDermott and simply echoed one reporters inference of what ‘atta boy’ might mean - which I believe was sarcastic: https://heavy.com/sports/buffalo-bills/josh-allen-touchdown-stefon-diggs/amp/ Here’s one post-Washington: Bills HC Reveals Honest Opinion of Washington QB Taylor Heinicke The inference here is that “honest” is going to be somewhat controversial or at least insightful. All McDermott said was that Heinicke was “a good quarterback.” So honest. LOL https://heavy.com/sports/buffalo-bills/sean-mcdermott-wft-taylor-heinicke/amp/ Here’s the last one: Bills Running Back Could Be on Hot Seat After Coach’s Comments He the author takes conjecture by Jeremy White and runs with it as though it’s a fact. I feel that claiming he’s on the “hot seat” seems like a more of an embellished way of inferring less carries. https://heavy.com/sports/buffalo-bills/bills-devin-singletary-hot-seat/ Just some funny headlines I thought fellow Bills fans might be a kick out of. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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